Paul Ainsworth Lord from Ainsworth Lord Estates and Letting Agents in Darwen, Blackburn and East Lancashire tells you Six Super Tips to Make Renting Easier.
Here are six quick tips for people looking to rent a property in AREA.
Think about when you want to move and where you want to rent. Look at the areas and the properties in your price range. Draw up a clear budget and include moving costs, council tax and any utility bills. Make a list of letting agents.
Unless you hit the jackpot straight away, and the first property you see is the one you want to rent, chances are you’ll look at a few different places. Carry a notebook with you to jot down the positives and negatives of each property. This will help you decide.
- Act Decisively
When you have found a home you want to rent, act quickly. Good properties get snapped up so make your offer and we’ll handle the negotiations.
- Holding fees
If the landlord is happy with your offer and has accepted, you will need to pay a holding fee of £500. This is a sign of your commitment and is not refundable, but will be deducted from your first month’s rent if you proceed with the tenancy. Check out the opposite page for more information on our transparent fees.
- Getting References
To proceed with the tenancy, we’ll need to carry out a few reference checks. Along with identification such as National Insurance number and photo ID, we’ll need bank statements covering the last 3 months, your last 3 payslips and references from your employer, previous landlord (if any) and your employment contract.
- Contract Agreement
Once your references have been successfully processed you will be asked to read and sign your contract. It exists to protect both you and your landlord so if you do not understand anything please ask us. We want both parties to be happy. You will also be given suppliers’ details for your water, electric, gas, TV licence and council tax. It is up you to deal with them throughout your tenancy.
Then confirm a moving day, pack up your stuff and start enjoying your new home.
Thanks for reading and if you have any other property related questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’d love to help you.
PS: If you want to let your property quickly, professionally and cost effectively:
Call Ainsworth Lord Estates and our team on 01254 760 660
Pop into our office at 49 Market Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 1PS
For honest, expert and friendly advice.
Estates and Letting Agents in Darwen, Blackburn and East Lancashire.